Space Coast Daily covers moving moments as Victoria Landing served as host for this momentous event
Earlier this month, St. Francis Reflections Lifestage Care made a visit to Victoria Landing Waterfront Assisted Living and Memory Care in Melbourne to honor its veterans with a custom Wall of Honor. The ceremony included a special pinning of the veterans, as well as remarks and stories, followed by a reception with a pre-July 4th BBQ. Nearly 30 veterans along with friends and families enjoyed a memorable program in their honor.
Cami Leech Florio, Chief Strategic Officer for St. Francis Reflections, Steve Griffin, newly elected board member for St. Francis Reflections, and Don Weaver, a Gold Star Dad from the Veterans Administration, were esteemed speakers for the inspiring event. St. Francis Reflections Lifestage Care is a proud Level 5 partner of the We Honor Veterans, a program of the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization (NHPCO), in collaboration with the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). They are focused on respectful inquiry, compassionate listening, and grateful acknowledgement of our nation’s veterans.
Dozens of Victoria Landing Veteran residents were recognized with a commemorative certificate, pin, and coin signifying their service and sacrifice. Inspirational stories were shared by many including Commander Edward Hogan, Retired U.S. Navy, who enlisted at the age of 19 and served our country for nearly 40 years and Don Weaver, Retired U.S. Army, who reminded participants, “It was our Veterans that got us here.”
Mr. Weaver also shared the stunning statistic that over 71,000 Veterans call Brevard County home, the second highest percentage of Veterans per population in the entire nation. Members of the Uniform U.S. Air Force Airmen and Veteran staff members presented the certificates, pins, and coins to the honored recipients.
Are you looking for the right senior living community in Melbourne, FL for Veterans? With close proximity to Patrick Air Force Base, Victoria Landing appreciates what Veterans deserve after a life of service!
The experts at SeniorAdvice.com suggest, “Before starting the search for a senior assisted living community, it is important that seniors and their families understand the VA benefits that may impact veteran seniors. There are so many senior Veterans who find themselves in need of the right senior living community to call home. When it comes to finding senior communities for veterans, elderly adults and their families will discover that there are a number of different senior living communities around the country specifically designed with Veterans in mind.”
At Victoria Landing, our residents have discovered an active senior living community that is popular with military families. Most loved ones providing in home care or helping to care for a senior veteran experience a challenge: you want to continue in home care, but you recognize that it may be time for assisted living care. We appreciate this decision is a tough one!
Ultimately, we have found that both caregivers and care recipients benefit from the sense of at home comfort and peace of mind provided by the compassionate and skilled professionals of Victoria Landing Waterfront Assisted Living and Memory Care in Melbourne, FL. Our residents are active, engaged, and fully assured of feeling right at home. Family members will also realize the peace of mind that comes with knowing their loved one is safe, inspired, and supported by compassionate professionals providing on-site personal care services around the clock if needed.
Give us a call today, we would be honored to meet your Veteran!